Posts Tagged ‘ jodi picoult ’

Censorship 2014: Summer Reading Under Attack

December 31, 2014
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Little Brother

Since most of the challenges and bans that we cover happen in schools, the summers have typically been slow news months for us in past years. So, naturally this year we took notice when challenge after challenge to books that had been assigned as summer reading popped up across the country. Collectively, this new and…

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Challenge to Jodi Picoult Book Struck Down in Pennsylvania

November 14, 2014
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nineteenminutes

Earlier this week, the Kennett Consolidated School District school board in Pennsylvania protected the freedom to read by voting 7 -1 to keep Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes on shelves in the high school library. Picoult’s widely-prasied book focuses on a school shooting and the events leading up to the shooting, including date rape and bullying. Nineteen Minutes…

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IRONY ALERT: Would-be Censor Arrested at School Board Meeting, Claims Violation of His First Amendment Rights

May 7, 2014
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IRONY ALERT: Would-be Censor Arrested at School Board Meeting, Claims Violation of His First Amendment Rights

At a meeting this past Monday, the school board in Gilford, New Hampshire addressed what was expected to be a routine complaint from parent William Baer about the content of a book that was assigned in his daughter’s high school Honors English class. But when Baer refused to let the issue rest and persisted in…

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